A person who has risen time and again to a higher position at work despite their complete lack of skills. Like a piece of fecal matter that refuses to be flushed away, this 'floatee' not only keeps their job, but keeps going to the top.
Tom got to be network president by being a floatee and surviving the recent firings. No matter what he does, this floatee still rises to the top...
by Schmeckleman December 12, 2010